Repairing is Caring

How does repair fit in with sustainability? Over the weekend, I found myself in Sisters enjoying one of my favorite of their annual offerings, the Sisters Folk Festival. While there,…

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Local Action to Pilot Reusables in School Cafeterias, Expand Bicycle Reuse, and Provide Recycling Education for Visitors

two people smile as they fix a child's sized bike on a repair stand

Main photo courtesy of Bicycle Re-Source of Bend Announcing the summer 2023 Community Innovation Fund recipients  This year, The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste Project offers three opportunities to apply for…

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A Virtual Twist on Repair Café

The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste Project coordinates with an amazing group of volunteer fixers to host Repair Cafés every few months. These free events connect people with broken stuff to…

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Advocating for the Right to Repair

Right to Repair (HB 2698): Overview If you can’t repair your own things, do you really own them? In a time of planned obsolescence where stuff is made to be…

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Green Spotlight: Rugged Thread

Repair!! It’s the key to a circular economy, y’all. In this day and age with planned obsolescence being the norm for everything from our cell phones to our appliances to…

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Waste that’s worthy of attention 


Oregon’s legislative session is underway and there are over a dozen waste-related bills that have been introduced. Here are two bills that we support. Right to Repair (HB 2698): UPDATE:…

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